A swarm is coming! The Beehive Design Collective is heading this way to release their long-anticipated “True Cost of Coal” graphic campaign! Four members of the Beehive Collective will present a “Picture-Lecture” in which they tell stories described in their huge graphic, an elaborate narrative illustration that explores the complex story of mountaintop removal coal mining and the broader impacts of coal. The image is the culm…ination of an intensive, collaborative research process. To make the poster, the Beehive interviewed hundreds of community members throughout the Appalachian region. The Bees craft these stories into visual metaphors, weave them together in a patchwork “quilt,” and share them with audiences as a larger-than-life banner.
The Beehive’s picture-lectures prompt discussion and understanding of contemporary struggles about energy and coal, while honoring the deep legacy of the Appalachian experience. The Bees are currently on a tour of Appalachia and have stops all over Eastern Tennessee. This is part of a national tour that was launched at Appalachia Rising, national day of action to END MTR in Washington DC last month. Upon seeing the graphic, Tanya Turner of Pineville, KY said, “This image is changing Appalachia. Appalachians are taking back Appalachia and this image is a tool for that change.”
Sun.Oct 24th 1pm
Sequatchie Valley Institute at Moonshadow
1233 Cartwright Loop
Whitwell, TN 37397
Mon. Oct 25th
Chattanooga State Community College
Humanities Building Lobby
[Do-It-Yourself Auction/Bring something to the events at green/spaces and Moonshadow. You could bring something you grew or made, something that is local or handmade, or offer a service, for example a massage, help, or a service of some kind. You could offer to sing and dance or tell a joke-whatever it is, we'll auction it to raise money for the Beehive's Appalachian Tour.]
For more information and to view the graphics visit www.beehivecollective.org OR beehivecollective.blogspot.com.
Sponsored by Sequatchie Valley Institute (svionline.org/949-5922) and Cherokee Sierra